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Will Ontario’s budget proposals actually reduce auto rates?

May 4, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

To reduce Ontario auto insurance rates substantially, fairer rating systems and offering usage-based insurance (UBI) may be most effective, says one industry observer. The Ontario government is proposing measures to reduce the cost of auto insurance. Among them, it is

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How telematics is a game-changer for claims

May 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Telematics, which allows insurance companies to measure client driving behaviour, has largely been used by carriers in the underwriting process, but it may prove to be equally as useful for claims, says one telematics provider. Claims telematics can be used

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By how much UBI use increased during the pandemic

April 20, 2022 by Jason Contant

Canadian drivers appear to be gravitating toward usage-based insurance (UBI) as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches past its second year. Since 2019, there has been a 40% increase in the number of drivers opting into UBI when filing out a car

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How to improve your customer’s buying experience

March 17, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Digitization is not slowing down, and so brokers and carriers need to improve customer service and a user’s online customer experience (CX), suggests a recent white paper by Reuters. According to the authors of Next Wave Insurance: Daring to be Different, the

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Car owners score poorly on auto insurance quiz

January 20, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Canadians who have auto insurance really need to re-read the fine print on their policies, a recent survey found. A poll of more than 1,300 auto policy holders, conducted by rate comparison site Ratehub.ca, focused on 10 common misconceptions around

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Why UBI will survive the pandemic

January 19, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

It’s been a hit and miss for Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) in Canada since it was first introduced about a decade ago, but brokers believe it will survive well past the pandemic-induced uptake of the past two years. “It’s going to

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How UBI could empower your client

November 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

Usage-based insurance (UBI) empowers the customer and takes a lot of the complexity out of the insurance product, a speaker said Wednesday during KPMG’s 30th annual insurance conference.  “Personally, I love the idea of usage-based insurance and telematics,” Celyeste Power, chief strategy officer

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With 81% of polled Canadians yet to try UBI, brokers have opportunity to educate and sell

October 26, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

While usage-based insurance (UBI) has been around for nearly nine years in Canada, a new survey shows only 57% of Canadians have heard of UBI and 81% of those surveyed have not tried it – presenting an opportunity for brokers

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How will brokers fit into new online distribution models?

August 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include feedback from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.   Brokers will need to determine where they fit in as more consumers move to online and point-of-sale transactions, said Sarah Thompson, chief

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Paid Usage Based Insurance – What’s in it for Brokers?

May 9, 2021 CAA Insurance Company

A fundamental need for today’s insurance consumer is flexibility. As witnessed over the past year, consumers want choice when it comes to their auto insurance, and the ability to take control of their costs. Usage based insurance (UBI), otherwise known

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Are you offering insurance products that your clients want during the pandemic?

March 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

Seven in 10 consumers and small business owners want home protection and usage-based insurance policies for the current remote working environment, a recent survey from Ernst & Young found. “With consumers spending more time at home and online, new concerns

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How Intact is changing usage-based auto insurance in one province

October 21, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Insurance is making some key changes to its usage-based insurance (UBI) product for motorists in Nova Scotia. Essentially, the company is requiring continual monitoring of an insured’s driving behaviour rather than having the same discount apply until the end